SAFEGUARDING - Killeigh Parish

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Safeguarding Children;
All Church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.
The Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here
Diocesan Safeguarding Statement available HERE.
As required of all church personnel in this diocese, we will adhere to ‘Kildare & Leighlin Diocese: Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures’ (Feb 2017).

If you would like to know more about safeguarding in your parish,
please speak with your Local Safeguarding Representatives
Aileen McDermott
Breda O’Connor.
Concepta Murphy.
look at the Safeguarding section on
If you ever wish to report a child or vulnerable adult safeguarding concern,
please contact the Diocesan DLP on 085 8021633
the statutory authorities of the Garda, TUSLA, HSE.

Ailish Higgins, Director of Safeguarding
can be contacted in the following ways:
Phone:  085 802 1633
By mail:     Bishops House,
Old Dublin Road, Carlow.
If you have any queries regarding safeguarding of children or of vulnerable adults please do not hesitate to contact Ailish.

If you have a concern contact:-

Diocesan Designated Person; (D.L.P.) –
Ailish Higgins: 085-8021633  Email:-
Deputy Designated Person; (D.L.P.) –
Michele Hughes: Email:                             

The DLP is the person responsible
in our diocese
for receiving all Child Safeguarding concerns
and reporting same to the civil authorities.

Local Safeguarding Representatives: –
Breda O’Connor       
Concepta Murphy  
Aileen McDermott  

The LSR’s role is to promote awareness of the diocesan safeguarding children policy and procedures, and to ensure that church activities are provided in a way that ensures the safety and wellbeing of the children involved.

Diocesan Director of Safeguarding
Ailish Higgins    
Phone:  085 802 1633
By mail:   Bishops House,
Old Dublin Road, Carlow.
Duty Social worker can be contacted 9am-5pm
Laois Area                                      
057 86 92567/8                                
Offaly Area
057 93 70700
Tusla, Laois Offaly 0449353997
HSE National information line:- 1850 24 1850 (callsave)
Outside of these hours in cases of emergency please contact An Garda Síochána
057 93 21305  
057 8623112
Registered Charity, Number 20015848
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